Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Independent Contractor Agreement


Whether you're a one-man show with a shingle and a truck, or you're hiring someone to complete a project, an Independent Contractor Agreement makes sure both parties are protected.

Use an Independent Contractor Agreement if:

  • You will be completing services for a person or company on a project-to-project basis (i.e. as an independent contractor or freelancer).
  • You will be receiving services from an independent contractor.
  • Note: If you are hiring an employee (not an independent contractor) use an employment agreement instead.

Rejection (and the four paths)

If you seek to make change or do something important, your work will be rejected along the way. This is not in dispute.
What will you do after that?
  1. Determine that what actually happened was that you were rejected, not your proposal, and that you have no right, no standing and no hope. Decide to back off, keep your head low and do what you're told from now on.
  2. Realize that what might have happened is that you asked the wrong person, who wants something other than what you want. Resolve to do a better job of seeing where your work will be needed and recognized.

Ukraine observes its undertaken international obligations in good faith and in a consistent manner

Privatising the unprofitable

Telecoms in the USA

Why Sanctions Matter

They hurt the Kremlin a lot more than most Western analysts appreciate.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

UK to recognise rulings by EU states' courts

50 Years Ago an Economist Worried About Unchecked Corporate Power. Here’s What His Theory Got Wrong

Poroshenko intends present idea of deploying peacekeepers in Donbas at UN General Assembly in Sept

The New York Times article seeks to disguise Russia's possible participation in North Korean missile programs

EU official Johannes Hahn calls for ‘new Turkey policy’

LegalTech Lever

Ukraine: The Next Startup Nation

U.S. targets China, Russia entities, individuals for North Korea support

The Ministry of Finance has prepared a draft law on amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine regarding the registration on tax bills aimed to make procedures simpler for business

Lithuania becomes first ex-Soviet state to buy US natural gas

Lithuania became the first former Soviet state to import a shipment of US natural gas on Monday, at a time when Washington has promised to help weaken Europe’s reliance on gas supplies from Russia.

Доповідь Секретаря РНБО України Олександра Турчинова, керівника робочої групи з питань перевірки інформації, викладеної у статті видання «The New York Times»

Will social media and cyberbullying always go together?

The Dark Side of China's Tech Boom

Volker meets with Surkov in Minsk, to join Mattis in Kyiv

U.S. suspends nonimmigrant visa operations across Russia

Whistleblowing in the USA

Monday, August 21, 2017

Nice guys from "Economist" and Kyiv today (pilot video)

Some clever guys from the English magazine Economist recognized Kyiv as the worst place to live on the planet Earth (Look here please: Kyiv ranks among 10 worst liveable cities – research).

In my opinion, such a rating of Kyiv is the result of experts' assessment of the situation in Ukraine as a whole. If there is a war in the east of the country, then such an event inevitably affects on the assessment of the rating of the capital of Ukraine.

There is no war in Kyiv at the same time and by rating the cost of living, Kyiv is among the 10 most attractive cities in the world.

I post a pilot video about the lives of ordinary people in the ordinary district of Kyiv.

If the video gets enough views, I will develop this video blog with my own comments and more...

Waiting for your response!

U.S. workers have low hopes for higher pay: Fed survey

Ukraine’s patronalistic regime is trying to preserve itself

Where Blockchain Finds a Home in Law

Appellate Court upholds pre-trial restriction for MP Dobkin

Poroshenko says Russia may provoke hot phase of war

Week’s milestones. Tymoshenko's slip, Shabunin's case, and security dialectics

Have you participated in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests?

Is My Noncompete With an Independent Contractor Enforceable?

Putin’s strategy and the U.S. response

Ukraine plant sucked into North Korea missile row has fallen on hard times

U.K. Old Boys Club Fought by Courts Criticized for Lack of Women

84--INL/Ukraine, Non-Lethal Training Equipment

U.S. national monument review to test key land protection law

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Tu Vuo' Fa' L'Americano - Hetty & the Jazzato Band

Kyiv Armored Plant improves T-72A tank – Poroshenko (Video)

Russian court rejects Siemens' plea to seize its turbines in Crimea

How to respond when a debt collector contacts you in three easy steps

Duke University Is Removing The Robert E. Lee Statue From Its Chapel

Odessa Prison – Lessons to be learned?

‘Europe must wake up from lethargy’: Polish PM

Арбитражный суд Москвы отказался арестовывать турбины Siemens в Крыму

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

‘Know your limits,’ Erdoğan tells German FM

Ukrainian Voices From Abroad: Mariya Yukhymenko’s Independence Day story

What Robert E. Lee Wrote to The Times About Slavery in 1858

Courts blocking NABU investigation into Rotterdam+ case

Придворный рикошет. Кто будет главным проигравшим на процессе Сечин vs Улюкаев

6 Futures of Ukraine: Competing Security Scenarios for a European Pivot State

Ex-legal chief attacks Theresa May’s ‘foolish’ claim on European court of justice

Saturday, August 19, 2017

These Are the Most Pressing Challenges Facing Europe's Leaders

Не отрекаются любя

New court decisions change the landscape of Private Attorneys General Act representative actions

What In-House Counsel Need To Know About Their Form Arbitration Clauses – Ten Foundation Questions

Most arbitrations, and all commercial arbitrations, are creations of contract, and courts are generally required to enforce an arbitration agreement as they would any other contract. Therefore, the terms of the arbitration clause in your commercial contract are critical. Careful review of that clause surely must be a component of your enterprise’s risk analysis. Here are 10 basic considerations that will help to guide that review.

Pre-Constitutional changes

Why you need to understand the basics of elder law

China-US Cooperation and the New Opium War

Justice Minister: Land plots worth UAH 260 mln returned to state ownership in 2017

Poroshenko's press service officially confirms upcoming Poroshenko-Mattis meeting on August 24

Week’s balance: NABU efforts yield success, hryvnia shows muscle, Cabinet to launch staffing revolution

Transfiguration of Jesus

Roman Polanski: judge rejects request from victim to dismiss rape case

'Cyborgs' Film Documents Soldiers' 'Superhuman Effort' in Donetsk Airport Battle

Friday, August 18, 2017

ANC fraudulenta tomó facultades de la Asamblea Nacional

Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

Perceptions and interpretations – The political Autumn, Ukraine

Арестович о "мягкой оккупации" Белоруссии и вероятности третьей мировой

Munich speech of Vladimir Putin

Regulation Crowdfunding: Considerations Before Crowdfunding Your Startup


Paris: 26 percent of city centre homes lie empty

An overwhelming 26 percent of homes are empty in the French capital's 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arrondissements, a new report shows.

Surprising evolution in U.S. policy toward Ukraine

NBU approves merger of Express-Bank and Industrialbank on simplified procedure

3 Things Multinationals Don’t Understand About Africa’s Middle Class

Cabinet approves Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035

Ukraine central bank warns of new cyber-attack risk

Billionaire Ally of Putin Socialized With Kushner, Ivanka Trump

Connecticut: 2017 Education Legislation Summary (PDF)

Russia’s election meddling backfired — big-time

Court Ruling Means We’re One Step Closer To A Unionized Gig Economy

The battle over organizing workers in the on-demand economy continues to heat up. Yesterday, a federal court in Washington dismissed a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others challenging the City of Seattle’s landmark ordinance that essentially authorizes ride-hailing drivers to unionize. However, the law remains on hold as an injunction remains in place pending the outcome of related litigation.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Adriano Celentano - Ancora Vivo

Barcelona attack: five suspects killed in Cambrils in second terrorist attack – latest updates

Barcelona attack: five suspects killed in Cambrils in second terrorist attack – Live updated


A New G2: China and the EU?

NABU raiding NEURC over "Rotterdam plus" case

A civil service surge – Ukraine

No secret bank accounts to pay your bills

Сын Пескова: из английской тюрьмы в российскую элиту

Court partly extends pretrial restriction for Ex-MP Martynenko until Oct 17

CALAMITY KYIV? The Economist sparks outcry by placing the Ukrainian capital among world’s bottom ten least livable cities

The publication of The Economist intelligence Unit’s annual Global Liveability Survey has generated heated debate in Ukraine after researchers placed the Ukrainian capital among the bottom ten cities globally. Kyiv also ranked as the world’s biggest decliner of the past five years, dropping 21.4% since 2012.  

Войны Путина: Украина и другие жертвы научились отвечать - частная разведка США

Towards a fairer food supply chain: European Commission asks for input

Smart contracts in Australia: just how clever are they?

In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking

The sympathy and solidarity of the citizens of Ukraine with the Dutch people regarding the tragedy of the MH-17 flight will forever remain in my memory, says Ambassador of the Netherlands Kees Klompenhouwe

“The sympathy and solidarity of the citizens of Ukraine with the Dutch people regarding the tragedy of the MH-17 flight will forever remain in my memory”, Ambassador of the Netherlands Kees Klompenhouwer said during a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in connection with the completion of his diplomatic mission in Ukraine.
Minister and Ambassador expressed confidence that those who are responsible for downing of flight MH-17 will be brought to justice, and Ukrainian-Dutch interaction in this regard is extremely important.

Ukraine launches database of all company owners

DFEH Publishes “Workplace Harassment Guide for California Employers”

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Україна відкрила дані про бенефіціарів компаній

Україна відкрила дані про бенефіціарів компаній та стала першою країною у світі, яка приєдналася до Глобального реєстру бенефіціарних власників – ініціативи Transparency International щодо сприяння прозорості й запобігання корупції.

Інформацію про бенефіціарів усіх українських компаній оприлюднено на Єдиному державному порталі відкритих даних:

Національний банк врегулював застосування електронного підпису в банківській системі України

З метою визначення єдиних підходів до застосування електронного підпису в українській банківській системі Правління Національного банку України затвердило Положення про застосування електронного підпису в банківській системі України (далі – Положення).

3 Things You Need To Know How To Do Before You Open Your Own Law Practice

Poroshenko responds to reports on Ukraine’s alleged involvement in DPRK’s missile success

Петро Порошенко: Ракетні технології ми не передаємо

ПП: Вдячний редакції видання The New York Times за привернуту в світі увагу до потенціалу ракетно-космічного комплексу України. Елегантний, хоча і не найбільш вдалий спосіб.
Ракетні технології ми не передаємо, а міжнародний режим нерозповсюдження зберігаємо і підтримуємо - відповідально.
Доручив запросити авторів статті відвідати Україну для зустрічей з українськими партнерами, які несправедливо потрапили під безпідставні підозри. Це був би правильний крок з боку поважного видання, яке відповідально ставиться до довіри своєї читацької аудиторії.

Kyiv ranks among 10 worst liveable cities – research

Pink -Try (Lyrics)

Ukraine sees exports growth by almost 24% in H1

How Freelancers Can Make Sure They Get Paid on Time

Net neutrality: Will new laws kill your small business?

The fall of the empire of the men or the lost illusions

Anna Seagull, 

The Fall of House of Usher? What there! Edgar was so naive. The Fall of the house of the men or the fall men's impire! This is what really happens. For today, the destruction of the male empire has become irreversible. There comes retribution for the eternal dominion of a man over a woman. This is extremely unpleasant for men, but it's true.

Kryvokon becomes acting CEO of Antonov Enterprise

Robert E. Lee